Vermont Health Department http://wamc.org en VT Health Dept. Set to Distribute Overdose Remedy http://wamc.org/post/vt-health-dept-set-distribute-overdose-remedy <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department is launching a program to distribute an antidote for opium-based drug overdoses directly to addicts. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 78068 at http://wamc.org VT Health Dept. Set to Distribute Overdose Remedy VT Health Dept. Urges Testing Children for Lead http://wamc.org/post/vt-health-dept-urges-testing-children-lead <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department is urging parents to make sure their children are tested for lead poisoning. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 76366 at http://wamc.org VT Health Dept. Urges Testing Children for Lead Tests Find More EEE Virus in Vt. Mosquito Pools http://wamc.org/post/tests-find-more-eee-virus-vt-mosquito-pools <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department says tests have found more mosquito pools infected with the virus that causes the potentially deadly disease Eastern equine encephalitis. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72614 at http://wamc.org Tests Find More EEE Virus in Vt. Mosquito Pools Vt. Has 1st Human Illness from West Nile this Year http://wamc.org/post/vt-has-1st-human-illness-west-nile-year <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department says it has confirmed that one person has been sickened by West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes this year. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72423 at http://wamc.org Vt. Has 1st Human Illness from West Nile this Year More EEE Found in VT Mosquitoes http://wamc.org/post/more-eee-found-vt-mosquitoes <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department says aerial spraying of a pesticide is planned in southern Addison County after Eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in more mosquitoes. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 71828 at http://wamc.org More EEE Found in VT Mosquitoes Vermont Health Dept. Releases Immunization Rates http://wamc.org/post/vermont-health-dept-releases-immunization-rates <p></p><p></p><p>A survey by the Vermont Health Department shows that about 87 percent of students going into kindergarten have had a full round of vaccines, which is the same as last year. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 71548 at http://wamc.org Vermont Health Dept. Releases Immunization Rates Vermont Health Dept. Issues Chick Warning http://wamc.org/post/vermont-health-dept-issues-chick-warning <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department is investigating an infant salmonella case after child came in contact with a chick. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 63429 at http://wamc.org Vermont Health Dept. Issues Chick Warning Vermont Health Dept. Says Whooping Cough Down http://wamc.org/post/vermont-health-dept-says-whooping-cough-down <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department says the number of whooping cough cases in the state has dropped in half since a vaccination and public information campaign was launched in December.<br><br>Last year the state reported a record number of 645 cases of whooping cough, a number the state considered an epidemic. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58639 at http://wamc.org Vermont Health Dept. Says Whooping Cough Down Incidents of Flu Appear to Be on the Rise in Vermont http://wamc.org/post/incidents-flu-appear-be-rise-vermont <p></p><p></p><p>Incidents of the flu appear to be rising in Vermont.<br><br>As of last week, about 20 percent of hospital visits were for respiratory illnesses and about 5 percent of visits to doctors' offices were for flu-like symptoms. Three adults have died so far, all of them in December. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 55582 at http://wamc.org Vermont Offers Free Whooping Cough Vaccine http://wamc.org/post/vermont-offers-free-whooping-cough-vaccine <p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department was dispensing free vaccines Wednesday at clinics around the state to prevent the spread of whooping cough,&nbsp; which has reached epidemic numbers in Vermont. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 54238 at http://wamc.org Vermont Offers Free Whooping Cough Vaccine